(Service number 80055)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 27 October 1879, Place of Birth Forfar, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mt Aitken, Waimate
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs C. CHRISTIE (wife), Theodocia Street, Timaru
Religion Protestant
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealan Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 3 September 1958 Age 78 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 53, Plot 627
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Christie married Clara Saxon in 1914 in New Zealand. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts. When he enlisted he was a shepherd near Waimate while Clara was residing at Timaru. .


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone images (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2019]

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